Surgery Education - Our Residents & Fellows
Carla Zeballos Torrez
General Surgery Resident
MD, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
LuZhe Sun, PhD, Professor of Cellular and Structural Biology
2012, Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA.
During medical school, Dr. Zeballos dedicated time to research in the cardiothoracic field. Her projects included a study on aortic valve replacements in octogenarians and a case report that was the first to report on the use of temporary mechanical circulatory support to treat inverted Takotsubo cardiomyopathy and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
2007, Research Assistant, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
During her undergraduate years, Dr. Zeballos was part of Dr. Michael Menaker’s laboratory who focused on circadian rhythms.
Zeballos C, Moraca RJ, Bailey SH, Magovern GJ Jr. Temporary mechanical circulatory support for Takotsubo cardiomyopathy secondary to primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma. J Card Surg. 2012 Jan;27(1):119-21.
C Zeballos, R Moraca, S Bailey, J Murdock, G Magovern. “Outcome and Long-Term Survival in the Octogenarian Undergoing Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement.” Presented at the American Heart Association’s 20th Annual Fellows Research Day. University of Pittsburgh. 17 February 2012.
C Zeballos, R Moraca, S Bailey, J Murdock, G Magovern. “Outcome and Long-Term Survival in the Octogenarian Undergoing Isolated Aortic Valve Replacement.” Presented at the Drexel University Research Day 2012. Drexel University. 19 April 2012.
Honors & Awards:
2012, Rufus B. Weaver Scholarship - Endowed Scholarship
2011, 14th Annual Dr. Jaime H. Rivera-Velez Award for Outstanding Community Service
Selected by the Northeast Latino Medical Student Association for my community service in the Latino community of the Philadelphia area
2011, Recognition for Exemplary Professional Conduct
2009, WOMAN ONE Scholar
Selected for a 4 year scholarship by the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership based on academic excellence, leadership, commitment to practice in underserved areas and financial need.
Dr. Zeballos was born in Bolivia, moved to northern Virginia at the age of eight and attended the University of Virginia for her undergraduate studies, graduating in 2008. She completed medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, receiving her medical degree in 2013. During her UTHSCSA research residency years, Dr. Zeballos is pursuing a PhD in Cancer Biology. Dr. Zeballos enjoys jogging, playing the violin and spending time with her two adorable dogs.
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